Reiss Sheppe LLP is known for its expertise in business litigation, representing corporations and individuals in a variety of business disputes in New York state and federal courts as well as private arbitrations and mediations.

Reiss Sheppe LLP is highly regarded and sought after for its sophisticated commercial and residential real estate practice, which covers, among other things, acquisitions, development, restructurings, leases and refinancings

Reiss Sheppe LLP's Arbitration & Mediation practice offers clients a wide range of alternative dispute resolution mechanisms to resolve disputes outside of the court system.

Reiss Sheppe LLP provides both employers and employees with counseling on and, when necessary, litigation of all aspects of employment relations.

Reiss Sheppe LLP offers counseling and litigation capabilities to businesses and individuals to establish, protect and exploit their copyrights, trademarks and trade dress.

Reiss Sheppe LLP's corporate work encompasses the structuring and preparation of shareholder, limited liability company and partnership agreements that address the full gamut of economic, corporate governance and control issues.

Reiss Sheppe LLP has extensive experience in litigating and arbitrating insurance coverage disputes, reinsurance disputes and personal injury matters on behalf of defendants, insurance companies and plaintiffs.

Howard Reiss

With over 35 years of experience, Mr. Reiss has represented Fortune 500 companies, government entities, foreign corporations, reinsurance companies, unions, smaller, closely-held corporation and well-known individuals in significant litigations and arbitrations in Federal and State Courts, as well as national and international arbitration forums.

In addition to his broad litigation experience, Mr. Reiss is an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association and the International Institute For Conflict Prevention & Resolution for which he has arbitrated in excess of 150 matters, many involving hundreds of millions of dollars. He also serves as a mediator both privately and in the Federal and State Court Systems. He is experienced in disputes involving contracts, insurance and reinsurance, intellectual property, securities, employment, partnership breakups and valuation issues, among other practice areas.

Mr. Reiss is a member of the College of Commercial Arbitrators, has helped teach seminars on legal ethics at his alma mater, Columbia Law School, and regularly serves as a judge for the National Moot Court Competition held each year by the New York City Bar Association. Mr. Reiss is the author of 3 books and serves on the board of a number of non-profit organizations and is a co-founder of “Sunday Supper”, an organization that helps feed the homeless.


  • Columbia University, J.D., 1976, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, Board of Editors, Columbia Law Review, 1975-1976.
  • Clerkship, Hon. Charles M. Metzner, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 1976-1977.
  • Dartmouth College, A.B., summa cum laude, 1973, Phi Beta Kappa


  • New York
  • Southern District of New York
  • Eastern District of New York
  • Western District of New York
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second, Third, Fifth, Tenth and Eleventh Circuits

Contact Howard Reiss

By Phone: (212) 753-2424 ext. 112
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